Bowl with Kufic Calligraphy
Arts of the Islamic World
The Arabic inscription on this bowl reads, “Planning before work protects from regrets; patience is the key to comfort.”
Ceramic; earthenware, painted in brown slip on a white slip ground under a transparent glaze
5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
diameter: 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm) (show scale)
See Unicode Inscription for Arabic text.
In Arabic (Kufic script), "Planning before work protects from regrets; patience is the key to comfort."
The two proverbs written on this bowl are attributed to Imam `Ali. The proverbs were published by Abdullah Ghouchani in “Inscriptions on Nishapur Pottery” (1986, see Bibliography for full citation in English and Persian).
Inscription read by Abdullah Ghouchani
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Bowl with Kufic Calligraphy, 10th century. Ceramic; earthenware, painted in brown slip on a white slip ground under a transparent glaze, 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.8. Creative Commons-BY
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Large bowl with flaring sides. Ceramic, transparent colorless glaze, brown slip, white englobe, buff earthenware body. Huge Kufic characters form with center rosette the interior design, outside plain.
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